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Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco

We are community history groups in San Francisco who have come together to promote more collaboration around local history; to influence the discourse of local history; to amplify work done by local historians that is often isolated work; and to share resources around local history gathering and dissemination. We identified several underutilized large collections of neighborhood history in the form of neighborhood newspapers, some now out of print, which we are working together to digitize and make available as historical resources.

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13
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1,504
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2012
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2011
11
2010
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2009
27
2008
28
2007
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273
Calendar
189
library
187
Rumors
178
Class Ads
176
police
165
Short Takes
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noe valley voice
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Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
collection
224
ITEMS
37,532
VIEWS
collection
eye 37,532
Noe Valley neighborhood monthly newspaper published continuously since 1977 by Jack Tipple, III, and Sarah Smith. Early decades of the paper report on Mission District as well as Noe Valley news.
The Potrero View 1970 - present
collection
306
ITEMS
32,152
VIEWS
collection
eye 32,152
San Francisco's oldest continuously published community newspaper, the first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970. It was “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.”
Visitacion Valley Grapevine 1996 - 2011
collection
288
ITEMS
26,811
VIEWS
collection
eye 26,811
Visitacion Valley neighborhood newspaper published monthly from 1986 to 2011 at the Visitacion Valley Community Center. Some issues include articles in Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
collection
137
ITEMS
24,457
VIEWS
collection
eye 24,457
Tenderloin neighborhood community newspaper published mostly monthly from 1977 to 1994. The newspaper began as a project of Hospitality House originally developed as an activity for the clients of its Drop-In Center. Beginning in 1986 the paper was published in four languages reflecting the diverse population of the neighborhood: Khmer, Laotian, Vietnamese, and English. In 1993, the paper fluctuated between being trilingual (dropping Laotian) and quadrilingual.
Bernal Heights papers 1964 - 1999
collection
130
ITEMS
12,998
VIEWS
collection
eye 12,998
Community newspapers published from 1964 to 1999 serving Bernal Heights and San Francisco. Published by the Bernal Heights Association and the Bernal Fund, later by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Papers had various names over the years: Bernal Heights Journal (1964 - 1968), Bernal Journal (1970 - 1987), New Bernal Journal (1987 - 1999), and the papers had various publication schedules. This collection includes a few issues of Community Board News (1978). For issues from December...
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
collection
76
ITEMS
12,976
VIEWS
collection
eye 12,976
Western Neighborhoods community newspaper published monthly from 1988 to 2014 by Paul Kozakiewicz reporting on the Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights.
Mission District papers 1986 - 2004
collection
152
ITEMS
11,230
VIEWS
collection
eye 11,230
Community newspapers published from 1986 to 2004 serving the Mission District and San Francisco. Published by the North Mission Association (beginning in 1980) and later by the New Mission News. Papers changed names from North Mission News to New Mission News in February 1992.
Glen Park papers 1977 - 2008
collection
124
ITEMS
10,658
VIEWS
collection
eye 10,658
Community newspaper published from 1977 to 2008 by the Glen Park Association reporting on the neighborhoods of Glen Park, Sunnyside, and Diamond Heights in San Francisco. Published under various names over the years: Glen Park Association Newsletter (1977 - 1978), Glen Park Newspaper (one single issue in 1978), Glen Park Perspective (1978 - 1980), and Glen Park News (1982 - 2008), the paper had various publication schedules over its run.
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
collection
16
ITEMS
6,266
VIEWS
collection
eye 6,266
Newspaper issues documenting the months after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in various San Francisco neighborhoods, giving a unique local perspective on the quake's aftermath. You'll find many helpful tips and wisdom gained in these pages as well!
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 683
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: SE Asian refugee exploitation, security tactics at welfare dept, quake aftershocks, SFPD/SE Asian...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 548
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Neighborhood Planning, Ver Brugge's Meat & Fish Market, Elaine's Loses Lease, Getting AIDS,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 534
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Betty Phibbs retires, Court Stops Eviction, Woman Pastor at Bethany, Across the Boards, Friend's...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 468
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Department of Public Works, Muni, Public Art, Tirso Gonzalez, East & West of Castro Street...
Source: folio
Neighborhood News
Topics: Village, task, Beacon, waste, St.James, history, street, art
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 435
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Oil Leak, Supervisor Achtenberg, Halloween on 24th St., Letters 29¢, Jaywalking, Short Takes,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 429
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Fund Cuts Threaten TL AIDS, Drug Services, Cambodian Refugees in Thailand, Frenchies K&T Adult...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 426
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: American Lung Association, Poster contest winners free, Argonne Elementary School, Fighting for new...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 421
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Glen Five & Ten Closes, Comerford Alley, Lesbian Mothering, Letters, Coming Home Hospice,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 417
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Tenderloin's Housing Crisis, Will 'upgrading' push out the poor?, TL rents soaring, Filipinos in...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 411
favorite 1
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Potrero Hill Festival, Potrero Annex Fixup, crime, parking, library, Ten Years Ago, bus shuttle,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 409
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Business Changes, Car thefts, forum, China House Rest., Feinstein at opening, Chung, Anni, feature,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 402
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: City Petitioners, Ruby Clay Studio, Q & A on Rent Law, Therapists Zoning, Letters, Psychiatry...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 387
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Earthquake, Joseph Lafferty profile, Letters to Editor, Earthquake Help, Homeless Shelter,...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 372
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Omega Boys Club, budget cuts, Nabe youth sanctuary, Caleb Clark Clinic, Showplace Square, Enola...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 341
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Safe and Sober Streets, Walton White III, Swords to Ploughshares, Shanti House Opens, Catholic...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 333
favorite 0
comment 0
Mission District neighborhood bilingual newspaper
Topics: Head Start, Mandela, invasion, Latino workers, Obreros latinos, tenants, inquilinos, Latino foster...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 325
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Mississippi Street mess, fire hits Nabe, zoning, election recommendations, Art Center update,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 325
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: real estate, Harry Epstein, Willie Brown, Noe Valley Democratic Club, election, 24th Street zoning,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 323
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: McAteer Students at James Lick, Cyra McFadden, Letters, Lick Students, Shama Ministries, COYOTE,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 320
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Buildings Empty while Thousands Sleep on Streets, General Assistance Reform proposed, Children in...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 320
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Caleb Clark Health Center, budget cuts, ballpark proposal, Arkansas Friendship Garden, Potrero Hill...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 315
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Flopped Street Fair, Lottery Winner, Friends of the Urban Forest, Letters, Mansion on Chenery St.,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 302
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Supervisor Nancy Walker challenges hotel conversions, Hyland Hotel, Safe and Sober Streets...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 298
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Fire Station Closures, Dennis Peron Bust, Mime Troupe, Rajneesh Center, Letters 15¢, Mini News,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 297
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Comic David Roche, Demands for Library, Modern Witches, Letters, Glen Park Murder, Rami Sternfeld...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 296
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: 1989 earthquake, Prop R condo bill, new ballpark after quake, Hyde Street tenants, national...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 295
favorite 1
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Merchants Christmas, Mural Project, Ruth Asawa interview, Poem, Aleo window, Alvarado school,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 290
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Murders & knife attacks strike homeless, Tenderloin Arts fest, Lance Woodruff photo, City...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
Mission District neighborhood bilingual newspaper
Topics: 1989, Culture Clash, AIDS, SIDA, Dolores Huerta, Literacy, alfabetismo, homelessness, sin vivienda,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Argonne Community Garden, 20th anniversary party/harvest festival free, Assmann, David, recycling...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Asian Art Museum, Move to civic center depends on Prop. B, Balboa St.: 31 Muni bus line, Lower...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 283
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Khmer Rouge Prostest, Homeless Master Plan, Art Agnos, Fraud Early Detection Program protests,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 282
favorite 1
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Assmann, David, Make recycling part of your life, Bilingual programs, SFUSD, threatened, Clement...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 282
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: district elections, post office, Dave Bonelli, Alma Mefford, Atchison's Pharmacy
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 282
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Lt. Governor Task Force on Mentally Ill, Homeless Dying in Streets, Ask the People: What Does...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 282
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Robert Pritikin's Mansion, Rent Control, Romance in Noe Valley, Cartoon, Star Bakery, Merchants...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 282
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Dennis Conkin, Jennifer Wright, Alexander Residence Hotel, Laurie Lazar, Tom McCarthy, Vehicular...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 281
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Maya Angelou, Prince Norodam Ranariddh, Dr. My Samedy, Cambodian Leaders Debate, Fraud Early...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 281
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Special School Programs, Clipper Street Housing, Germans, Letters, Summer Camps, Aikido, Merchants,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 280
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Noe Valley Community Store, Recession, Sally Brunn obituary, Letters, PG&E Construction, Voice...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 279
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Ben Linder Murder, Sonda and Street Safety, Small Businesses, Letters, Commerford Alley, Post...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 278
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: El Salvador Refugees, Democratic Primary, Graffiti Bar, Letters, Cartoon, Presidential Election...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 271
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Troubled Schools, Traffic Safety Campaign, Make-A-Circus, Welfare Reform Bill, Ask the People: How...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 271
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Tuggey's Manequin Elmer, Restaurant Fights Zoning, Noe Valleys' Catholic Heritage, If They Can't...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 269
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Expolsion on Fountain Street, Pickets March on 24th Street, Facing Up to the 1980s, Letters, Cheese...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 268
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Multi Service Center opens, Julie Scheff, Tom McCarthy, Bill Kisliuk, 24 homeless advocates jailed,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 267
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Argonne Elementary School, students, staff ready move into new campus, Assmann, David, Recycling...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 266
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Homeless Advocates sue City, Arlo Smith, 5 year anniversary of civic center AIDS memorial, Green...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - present
texts
eye 266
favorite 1
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Muni, T-Third light rail, Mani Pedi, The Voice Studio, urban living, Transbay Cable, Ruth Passen,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 266
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Racial Incident in Fire Department, Toy Gun Amnesty, Olivia Records, Letters 22¢, Lawyer Roberta...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 264
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Cesar Chavez Street, Army Street, Alvarado School, Fairmount School, Edison School, Noe Street,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 262
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: North of Market Voters' Club Endorsements, GA Workfare, Pacific Bay Inn, Fair Housing Ordinance,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
texts
eye 257
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Asian American Donor Program, Asians needed for bone marrow registry, Assmann, David, recycling-one...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 257
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Graffiti, Landlord and Angry Tenants, St. Luke's Medical Clinic, Letters, Women and Heart Disease,...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 257
favorite 0
comment 0
Monthly neighborhood newspaper for the Fillmore, Japantown and Pacific Heights
Topics: Saint Dominic's, holiday shopping guide, earthquake aftermath, historic building destruction,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 256
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Glide Memorial Church, Keiko Ohnuma, Leslie Haggin, Laura McGrew, Sara Colm, Guy Cottle, Reality...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 255
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Pigeons, Walgreen's, Filmmaker James Broughton, Letters, Cottages Demolition, Upper Noe Neighbors...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 254
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: McAteer Photography Students photo essay, Acme Café Deck, Muni BART Fast Pass, Wells Fargo Mini...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 252
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Small Bank Accounts, Election, Noe Valley Fashion, Letters 25¢, Thrift Stores, Dickie Vernon...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 251
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Lee Romney, Panhandler Coupons, Suzanne Rostler, Art Silverman, Tenderloin voter statistics, Bill...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 250
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Toddlers Demand Parks, Texas Juneteenth in park, Parking politics, Geoerge Williams wins lottery,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
texts
eye 249
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Bill Maher Proposes Parking Garages, Bank of America, Zoning, Letters, Zippy, Diamond Heights...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 249
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Violence in schools, Central Clinic to close at night, Jewelry Plant Shutdown Leaves TL workers...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 249
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Second Park campaign, Cambridge Hotel Suit, Homeless Union, Ask the People: What are your plans...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 247
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Tenderloin Performing Arts Plan, Homeless condemm Anglo as worst hotline hotel, Eldridge Cleaver at...
Source: folio